I made this card for my son's high school graduation in 2012. The easel is a standard 5x10 cardstock base. Feel free to use my design as a guide, or finish decorating the card as you desire. I especially liked making the paper tassel that adds a perfect finishing touch!
Hippity-hoppity Easters on its way…
PAPS402 – Papaya Cardstock
PAKRAFT – Kraft Cardstock
PAPS209 – Berry Cardstock
PAPS001 – Sugar Cardstock
TAD0109 – Mini bow die
TAD0166 – Stitched Circles One die set
TAD0207 – Pinking Circles 1A die set
TAD0074 – Bunny die set
ASAD001 – 3D foam adhesive
ATGDMIN – Mini Glue dots
TABF001 – Bone Folder
TASCB01 – A|S Score Board
Bunny bums/mini pompoms
Easter grass + treats
Step One: Out of papaya card stock, cut the following two pieces – (1) 6” square and (1) ½x6” strip
Step Two: Die cut all of the remaining pieces you’ll need---The largest standing bunny (kraft card stock), Stitched Circle (sugar card stock), Pinking circle that coordinates as a mat for the stitched circle + mini bow shape (Berry card stock)
Step Three: Layer the circles together and add the kraft c.s. bunny using 3D foam adhesive. If you have a bunny bum/tiny pompom, attach that to the bunny with a mini glue dot. Set aside
Step Four: Using the A|S Score Board + Bone folder, line up the 6” papaya card stock square at the 2” mark on the score board and score at 2”. Turn 90 degrees and score at 2” again, and again, and again for a total of 4 score lines at the 2” mark. You should have a square with a 9-square grid pattern scored into it.
Step Five: Take your scissors and clip into both of the score lines, one at a time, on one side of the square, only up to but not including the center square (see diagram), then turn 180 degrees and do the same on the opposite side of the center square. You will cut into the square with your scissors where the dotted line is shown:
Step Six: Bend flappy ends of the basket base toward each other, lining up the points, and secure with adhesive.
Step Seven: Attach ½ x 6” strip to inside of basket base with glue dots, to form the handle.
Step Eight: Attach layered bunny panel to flat portion of basket using 3D Foam adhesive. Create bow out of mini bow die shape and secure to basket with mini glue dot. Fill basket with Easter grass and treats!
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As a follow up to my post of February 11th, I made a video and I hope it inspires you to try this technique. There's a bonus card at the end!
Featuring A Muse Studio February Monthly Collections: Lucky Charm and Gnome Other
A Muse Studio Supplies:
SSSE034 – Lucky Charm
TAD0235 – Lucky Charm Die
SSSE032 – Gnome Other
PAPS504 – Fern Cardstock
PBRST20 – Bristol Watercolor Cardstock
EAEP003 – Embossing Powder-Gold
TWBSM09– Water Brush Pen
ISOP031 - Staz-on Jet Black Inkpad
RAST504 – Fern ¼” Stitched Ribbon
ESWT011 – Washi Tape Lucky Collection
EATW301 – Orange Twinkle Stickers
Gold Sequins From Christmas Assortment
IVMP001 - Versamark Ink
ATTR001 - Tombow Adhesive Tape Runner
ATMMT02 – Tombow Mono Adhesive
ATGDMIN – Mini Glue Dots
942, 925, 856, 899, 993, 526, 555, 636, 847, 177, N55, 126,800
Step One: Stamp gnome onto a scrap of Bristol Watercolor paper with Staz-on jet black. Scribble Tombows in two different reds, two greens and two blues onto an acrylic block that is resting on white paper in order to see each color. Starting with the lightest color, paint each section of the gnome using a little bit of water on the brush. Once an area is fairly dry, go back over with a darker Tombow to add shading. Do the hat, shirt and pants, then go to the beard, shoes and skin areas. When dry, fussy cut leaving a little white border. Set aside.
Step Two: Cut Bristol Watercolor paper 5 ¼ x 4 inches. Draw a light pencil line one inch from the bottom to help align the bunches of flowers. Stagger to create different heights of the flowers. Without too much fuss, quickly watercolor the flowers with Tombows scribbled on an acrylic block. Do not try to be perfect with this step!
Step Three: When dry, lay dotted washi tape along the bottom edge of the card panel. Lay a 1/8” length of Scor-tape or similar along the top edge of the washi tape. Affix a 5-1/4 length of stitched ribbon securely over the tape and burnish firmly to adhere the ribbon.
Step Four: Heat emboss the word ‘lucky’ with Versamark ink and gold embossing powder onto the watercolor panel. Stamp ‘charm’ adjacent to ‘lucky’ with Staz-on jet black. Cut fern cardstock 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 and score at 4-1/4. Affix ‘lucky’ card panel to the card front.
Step Five: Affix 3 gold sequins near the word ‘charm.’ Affix orange Twinkle Stickers to the flower centers using all 3 sizes of Twinkles. Hand tie a small bow and affix to the strip of ribbon with Glue Dots.
Step Six: Stamp the clover with Versamark ink on a scrap piece of cardstock and heat emboss with gold embossing powder. Die cut the clover. Mount the gnome with mounting tape to the card front to the right of the bow and slightly over the stitched ribbon. Mount the clover with a double layer of foam mounting tape to the gnome’s hand.
This little project is so addicting and every year I come up with a different design! The ribbon wraps around the mug and ties in the front. The dotted and green strips are folded in half and affix to the front and back without completely wrapping. Faux stitching was created with a White Uniball pen.
The pocket size is great for tucking in all kinds of little goodies from packets of coffee, tea, spices, bars, candy, etc.
What's great about this project is it isn't confined to just Christmas and holidays. Wouldn't this be a fun little girls birthday party idea? Or a Sunday school, Girl Scouts, or after school project?
I'd love to hear about the projects you've made!
P.S. I've had this pattern for many years and I apologize to the person who originally posted it as I no longer know where I found it.
Two mugs will fit on one 8-1/2x11 sheet. To help you print the pattern, just click on the mug and save. Printing dimensions from top to bottom: 4-5/8"; Side to side, excluding the handle: 4/-1/4"
The trickiest part of cutting the pattern is cutting the opening in the mug handle. To make that easier, I punch a few 1/4" holes just to make a big enough area to get my scissors in there.
To affix the mug halves together, apply Score-Tape, Red Line tape or a tiny stream of Tombow Multi Purpose glue to the bottom, mug handle and the other side of the handle.
I've always liked making a handle by punching two small holes at the top of the mug. That is an optional step.
As for the design and decoration, I will leave that up to your own limitless creativity!